Grandmother/ i want to cause discomfort/ squeeze these angled bones/ between warmth & the side of Your armchair/ tell me i am pinching Your leg/ allow me to stay/ still/ i dream dirtied neutrals/ woven Southwestern armchair/ purchased from the Arizona cousin/ with a house/ as big as a child could imagine/ i dream even the sheet/ draped over the chair/ decades of dogs scratching dinner/ into its cushion/ tell me again/ i am …

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1. Christmas Lights

What made it December, in the fields, was that everything
Was silent, except for the ice creaking in every blade of grass,
As if each one …



Milling about before the clinic
opened for a routine blood test,
I walked through a flurry of parakeets,
ducking as they swooped to feed
on blueberries & sunflower seeds,
& …

Where I (Don’t) Go: Three Years in Northern Colorado

I Haven’t Left Larimer County Since Early 2020. It’s Taught Me How to Hear, Smell, and Feel at Home

In late September in northern Colorado, where the Rocky Mountains meet the plains in the traditional and ancestral lands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Ute Nations and peoples, the waist-high …

Exact Fits Make Me Superstitious


The fusty pinstriped suit jackets of larger men
are sagging the racks. Stretch full length in one until
your ears surge and still your fingertips won’t reach
out of the …

Cats of Cádiz


Cats own the breakwater rocks of Cádiz. This has been decreed – or has grown up as a consequence of cats deciding it and congregating there: Cats own …